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Old 06-20-2011, 04:05 AM   #11
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For handgun magazines, I keep all of my magazines loaded, but then I only own 2 or 3 for each pistol. I absolutely do NOT load them and unload them at any time except on range trips.

For my AR magazines, I have many that are loaded, but then many that are unloaded so that when I go to the range I can take the unloaded ones to put in plinking ammo without needing to unload the good stuff.

At the very moment of NEEDING a firearm, one only has as many rounds as are currently loaded into magazines that are accessible.

Load them and leave them loaded is my 2 cents!

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Old 07-04-2011, 02:59 AM   #12
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I have range mags and carry mags. I change out my carry mags every 3-4 months. Range mags I carry loaded at all times. 30rd rifle mags have 28 and 20rd's have 18. Military training.

I have never noticed any difference in my mags that are loaded all the time.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:32 PM   #13
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I have wondered about this for years. Great info.

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Old 07-06-2011, 03:03 PM   #14
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This should keep you busy;

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f56/loaded-magazine-19640/#post180179

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/loaded-magazine-storage-30473/#post332284

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f17/how-long-can-you-keep-mags-loaded-9783/#post60762

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/magazine-storage-full-1-2-full-empty-11114/#post73378

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f15/mag-spring-integrity-loaded-vs-unloaded-39042/#post454124

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f56/loaded-mags-22672/#post219443

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/magazine-storage-41047/#post483114

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Since the early '80s I have a few pistols that I keep loaded. I haven't seen any evidence of mag springs weakening. With modern quality steel, I don't think there will be a problem in my lifetime.

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